The claim that wrapping aluminum foil around a router’s antenna improves its Wi-Fi signal has been debated for ages, but it turns out it might actually be legitimate. Researchers from Dartmouth have developed a customized reflector that can actually improve Wi-Fi speeds.
Internet November 9, 2017
The revamped Control Center is one of the best new features of iOS 11, which Apple recently rolled out to supported devices. However, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons do not work the way that most users would think they do.
Apple September 20, 2017
Bluetooth Mesh is set to become another smart home standard, but just to be clear, it won't replace Wi-Fi. It's not taking Zigbee, another mesh networking player, out of the game either.
Apps/Software July 19, 2017
Facebook announces the expansion of its Wi-Fi search feature for iOS and Android users. Find out how to access and enable the feature in the application.
Apps/Software July 2, 2017
Comcast launched a new cloud-based gateway called Xfinity xFi, aiming to simplify home network management and deliver smarter Wi-Fi. With xFi, getting started is as easy as downloading an app.
Gadgets May 8, 2017
Turkish and Gulf airlines have began touting free Wi-Fi for their flyers' smartphones after a recent laptop ban in U.S.-bound planes. The restrictions apply to flights from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority nations.
Internet March 27, 2017
In a major breakthrough to bring faster internet, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a wireless network based on infrared rays with speed 100 times faster than any Wi-Fi. It is maintenance-free and does not need power at all.
Internet March 24, 2017
The PlayStation 4 update 4.50 broke the console's Wi-Fi connectivity, yielding error NW-31297-2. Sony is aware of the PS4 Wi-Fi issues and is looking into the matter, but no fix is available yet.
Gadgets March 23, 2017
JetBlue has rolled out Fly-Fi to all local flights, offering passengers free satellite Wi-Fi connections with speeds of up to 20 Mbps per device. Was the wait for the service, first announced in December 2013, worth it?
Internet January 11, 2017
Drones with high-quality video recording features, sold at an affordable price, have been the cause of alarm for some people because of the possibility to invade privacy. But disabling these drones is now possible through a Raspberry Pi disabling system.
Robotics November 5, 2016
Google announced a bunch of new devices on Oct. 4, including the intriguing Google Wifi routers that aim to take internet connectivity to the next level. Here's what you need to know about Google Wifi pricing, specs and availability.
Google October 5, 2016
Google Maps for Android just got better-suited for emerging markets, with Wi-Fi-only option and SD storage capability. The company also offers more transportation possibilities than before, which should come in handy for tourists in many markets.
Apps/Software August 9, 2016
For those experiencing slowdowns in their Wi-Fi connections at home, here are some tips to try out. Among the things to try are finding the perfect spot for the wireless router and utilizing Wi-Fi repeaters.
Internet June 18, 2016
American Airlines has chosen ViaSat over Gogo to provide Internet connectivity to its new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. While Gogo uses slower air-to-ground connections, ViaSat utilizes high-capacity satellite networks.
Business Tech June 6, 2016
Caltech has taken Apple and Broadcom to court in a technology patent infringement case. The university claims that four of its Wi-Fi patents are being deployed in a large assortment of Apple products.
Business Tech May 31, 2016
A sleek new router could deliver three times more bandwidth to your home's wireless network. It takes FastLanes around the congestion to deliver better speeds and improved range.
Computers May 12, 2016
This smart plug will automatically reset your router when your Internet starts acting up.
Life & Style May 4, 2016
Google has deployed high-speed public Wi-Fi to nine additional train stations in India. During his visit to India in December 2015, CEO Sundar Pichai announced the plan to equip 400 rail stations with high-speed Internet as part of the company’s expansion efforts.
Internet April 20, 2016
Samsung quietly released refreshed variants of its current generation Galaxy Tab S2 high-end tablet. Consumers can get the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 at the German site Cyberport.de at prices that begin from €449 (around $513).
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2016
The new-age Wi-Fi system, Chronos, brought to light by the MIT research team, might be the answer to a password-free wireless device. From a single Wi-Fi point, this system tracks localization with 20 percent more accuracy and may ensure safer drones and prevention of Wi-Fi theft.
FUTURE TECH April 3, 2016
Samsung released a new feature exclusively for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The new tethering option allows other devices to use the flagship handsets as connectivity boosters for Wi-Fi networks.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2016
Canon recently opened preorders for its latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T6. The nifty image snapper combines the complexity and features of a DSLR with the user-friendliness of a smartphone.
Gadgets March 11, 2016
The eero Home Wi-Fi System is a clever router which can solve your Wi-Fi problems. Here's how it works and what experts say about eero.
Internet February 24, 2016
Subspotting is a new iOS app that allows New York commuters to see where they have Wi-Fi service when riding the subway.
Apps/Software February 8, 2016
The Obamas complained about the bad Wi-Fi at the White House during a Pre-Super Bowl interview. The President said the connection is patchy and the first lady said their daughters are irritated by it.
Internet February 8, 2016
The FCC has given Qualcomm and Verizon the necessary approval to test LTE-U at two facilities belonging to Verizon. It has granted Qualcomm special temporary authority for conducting performance assessment tests on LTE-U equipment.
Internet February 2, 2016
FreedomPop has raised $50 million in financing, which the company will use to fuel the growth of its service and launch the new Global HotSpot and SIM. With Global HotSpot, subscibers can access a free and seamless data connection across the United States and Europe.
Business January 21, 2016
The first Bluetooth router is here, and it will set you back a cool $100. The device can have up to 22 Bluetooth devices connected to it at the same time, and it extends the Bluetooth range more than 30 times.
Smart Home January 6, 2016
Animal charity group SPANA found 30 million adults in Britain experience first world problems daily. Their biggest complaint: a runny nose. The SPANA survey also found 85 percent of adults in Britain like to complaint about something.
Society January 2, 2016
Home broadband use has plateaued, and smartphone-only Internet access is on the rise, according to the Pew Research Center's 2015 survey results on Internet usage in the United States.
Internet December 22, 2015
Android 6.0 Marshmallow just got Wi-Fi Certified for a number of device models in Japan, suggesting the update could be ready to roll out soon. The certification is good for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z4 on various carriers.
Apps/Software December 18, 2015
Microsoft just launched the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, but numerous users have been complaining about Wi-Fi connectivity issues. A temporary fix has surfaced, though.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 11, 2015
Verizon joins the other three major U.S. carriers to provide customers with free Wi-Fi calling.
Internet December 7, 2015
Jenny Fry, 15 years old, took her own life over misery caused by a rare WiFi allergy. Her parents are campaigning to take all wireless technology out of schools to protect students against its harmful effects.
LIFE December 6, 2015
Data communications via LED bulbs are still be three to four years away from real consumer use. However, airlines and submarines are already looking into Li-Fi technology for use on-board carriers as a potential replacement for current Wi-Fi systems.
Internet Culture November 30, 2015
While Li-Fi can deliver 100 times faster Internet speeds than Wi-Fi, the lighbult-based technology won't be taking over every Wi-Fi spot anytime soon because of a few restrictions.
Internet November 29, 2015
ZTE launches a Wi-Fi only option for its Spro 2 Smart Projector that comes with built-in apps like Sling TV.
Gadgets November 9, 2015
Mobile carrier FreedomPop has announced that it will offer its first phone designed specifically to work on its Wi-Fi-based phone service, with the release date for the phone set for next year. The phone will feature an Intel processor.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2015
A fascinating new technology developed by a group at MIT uses Wi-Fi signals like sonar to detect human shapes. It's still rudimentary, but it could be used to monitor the elderly or detect heart problems.
FUTURE TECH October 28, 2015
Virgin Media is testing a new Wi-Fi service dubbed 'Smart Pavement' in the UK. The service will offer free Wi-Fi to the public thanks to routers that have been ingeniously installed underneath manholes.
Internet October 17, 2015
Nest opens its Nest Cam API so developers can work with Nest Cam, as well as Nest Weave communication protocol that enables communication among devices.
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015
GoPro announced the new more affordable Wi-Fi-enabled HERO+ camera that will be released October 4 for $199.99.
Gadgets September 28, 2015
Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat recently announced their partnership to create the European Aviation Network. This will combine satellite connectivity with an LTE-based ground network to provide fast in-flight Wi-Fi.
FUTURE TECH September 23, 2015
The OnHub Wi-Fi router by Google might have descended from a future where the Internet of Things is running devices that do not require repairs or maintenance.
Gadgets September 18, 2015
The Netgear Nighthawk X4S Router is a proud rival to all cabled Gigabit Ethernet connections. This powerful Wi-Fi network hub for homes offers the signal strength of a cable connection without the hassle of cables.
Internet September 3, 2015
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